KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 30, 2018) – The USMMA women's basketball team downed visiting Skyline Conference opponent Yeshiva University, 61-30, on Tuesday night the Liebertz Gymnasium. In victory, the Mariners move to 14-5 on the season (10-3 Skyline), while the Maccabees fall to 4-13 (2-9 Skyline) with the loss.
Sophomore Kaleigh D'Arcy (White Plains, N.Y.) led all players in the game with 19 points and a career-high 18 rebounds. She also dished out five assists to tie for the game-high and registered three steals and two blocks. Senior Tichina Carmon (Greenville, N.C.) was two boards shy of a double-double with 12 points and eight rebounds, while also picking up three steals and two assists.
Both senior Gabrielle Salazar (Memphis, Tenn.) and sophomore Shelby Peters (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) added eight points apiece, with Salazar dishing out five assists and swiping four steals and Peters coming two points shy of a double-double, as she brought down 10 rebounds.
Sophomore Taylor Hightower (White Plains, Md.) chipped in with six points and six rebounds with three steals, while, off the bench, freshman Kathryn Kelley (Quantico, Va.) drained six points and classmate Alina Montenegro (West Palm Beach, Fla.) had two points and four rebounds.
The Mariners led from 9:04 of the first on, as they held a 21-2 lead at the end of the first and a 35-10 advantage at the halftime break.
The lead hit a game-high 37 points by the end of the third quarter, 55-18, however Yeshiva finished the game very strongly – holding the Mariners without a basket for over eight minutes from the end of the third through the fourth and outscoring the hosts, 12-6, in the final stanza.
Junior Nicole Bick had a team-high 10 points for the Maccabees, while freshman Celia Cohen added nine with nine rebounds. Senior Michal Alge brought down a team-best 15 boards in the losing effort.
The Mariners hit the hardwood next this Saturday, Feb. 3, when they host the Dolphins of the College of Mount St. Vincent for a Skyline Conference showdown beginning at 12-noon at the Liebertz Gymnasium. Prior to tipoff, the Mariners will pay tribute to their graduating seniors with a special Senior Day ceremony. Live stats and a live video feed of that contest will be available with links on the USMMA Women's Basketball Schedule Page.
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